Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Ardvarck - High Hopes
Think a little more chaotic than Life at These Speeds, a less pretentious Stop It and maybe a little bit of Four Hundred Years, then you can start to get an idea of Ardvarck's sound. There are some heavier moments that interject here and there, but they are used sparingly. Scream/shout vocals that carry some coherence to them fill up the top end, while the dense, chord heavy guitar work rains over some solid bass and drums.
The production has some rawness to it, though you can hear everything pretty well. It's that perfect balance between bad quality and too polished. Lyrics seem to focus mostly on personal matters in a more abstract way.
Listen to it here.
Posted by Tom Schlatter at 2:11 PM